Surgery on my Imac's Vram!

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by frescies, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. frescies macrumors regular

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    Anybody out there know how I can add more vram to my iMac (if its possible of course). I realize that would require opening it (which as of yet I do not know how to do :D) and perhaps do things that would void my warrantee. I have the 17" with 32 megs in its geforce4MX.... I would like to push it to its 64 mb limit....

    is this possible?... at least theoretically possible??
     
  2. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    its not possible. Not even theoretically. sorry. there are no VRAM slots, all of the video stuff is soldered onto the logic board.
     
  3. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    It's the reason why I got a Powermac. I looked at motherboard, and I agree, it's impossible. Sorry.
     
  4. frescies thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to open an Imac and get to the internal components? Id like to look at them (something thats bugged me ever since I got it..... I ALWAYS want to look at the inside :(
     
  5. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    I am sure the American Psychiatric Association has a phobia and/or fetish assigned with that.. ;)
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    On the eMac and iMac, both need to have thermal pads and paste replaced every time you tear them apart - failure to properly replace these can cause the machines to have thermal problems (ie overheat).

    The eMac is even a bigger PIA, since the components are wrapped around a big charged CRT - which needs to be discharged.
     
  7. frescies thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jezuz!!

    Well, I think I will forget about the inside now.... Sometimes I find myself tempted to CRACK it open :(... At least I dont have an emac... I'd rather end up with a sawwed open imac than be burnt to a crisp because I have no will power :D
     

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